Information and survey questions about the Comprehensive Plan are organized around the following topic areas:
Population - People and Households
Population - Income and Employment
Population - Percent White
Population - Percent African American
Population - Percent Asian
Population - Percent Hispanic
Land Use and Zoning - East of Sandy River
Land Use and Zoning - Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area
Land Use and Zoning - West of Sandy River
Land Use and Zoning - Sauvie Island
Land Use and Zoning - West Hills
This process will update three documents:
The County’s Comprehensive Plan is a guide for future growth and development in rural parts of the County. It sets goals and policies for how these rural areas should grow or change over the next 20 years. It focuses on how to best use our land, how to connect people to the places they need to go, and how to protect and enhance valuable natural and other resources. The Comprehensive Plan provides broad policy guidance to support implementation of County goals through a variety of other County plans and processes, including the following:
Multnomah County also provides a variety of other services which are not directly related to the Comprehensive Plan, including health and social service programs, tax assessment, marriage licenses, animal control, elections, land records and other similar programs and services. Those activities will not be addressed during the Comprehensive Plan process.
The project team has done some preliminary research on County demographics and how land is currently used and zoned. Click on the display boards on this page to learn more.
Statewide Planning Goals related to Land Use:
Statewide Planning Goals related to Transportation:
Statewide Planning Goals related to Public Facilities:
Statewide Planning Goals related to Farms, Forests, and Mineral Resources:
Statewide Planning Goals related to Environmental Quality (Air, Land, and Water):
Statewide Planning Goals related to Natural Hazards:
Final decisions regarding potential changes to the Comprehensive Plan will be made by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, based on guidance from County staff and the Multnomah County Planning Commission. Community and Technical Advisory Committees will provide advice and guidance to the project team. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide input and stay involved throughout the process.